To mark national Road Safety Week, Retford Specsavers has pledged to keep local school children safe by donating high visibility vests to two Brownie and Cub groups.
Children at 1st East Markham Rainbows Brownies and Guides and 1st East Markham and Askham Cubs were each presented with vests by Darren Bhurr from Specsavers in Retford.
Part of a national campaign
The high visibility vests were donated to the primary schools as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers, as part of Road Safety Week, to increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.
The store director at Specsavers in Retford commented: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school.
With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Retford and offered 1st East Markham Rainbows Brownies and Guides and 1st East Markham & Askham Cubs the high visibility vests.
As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’